St. Marks fly
Spent an hour in the dunes at Hadston. Plenty of plants coming into flower and swarms of St. Marks flies. It must be the time of year for these to hatch rather than the temperature. It was freezing along there today. I have read that Garden tiger moths come out of hibernation when the weather warms up but it still felt like winter today but there were a lot of these caterpillars in the dunes. A few birds here with Whitethroat and Sedge warbler singing in the scrubby areas.
In Morpeth there has been a Grasshopper warbler singing all week in a grassy area between St. Georges park and the Howburn woods. I saw a Badger on my way home from work the other night.